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    Johnson, Jones-Drew star in Week 8

    Chris Johnson finished the day with 223 yards and 56 fantasy points.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Maurice Jones-Drew didn't carry the ball for the first time until there was 5:50 remaining in second quarter, but he quickly made up for lost time. "MJD" took the ball 80 yards for a score on his first carry and then just before halftime added a 79-yard TD run.

    Jones-Drew ended the day with just eight carries, but 177-yards along with his two TDs for a stunning 48 fantasy points.

    But he was not the only running back to star in the Jacksonville-Tennessee matchup. Chris Johnson fought hard too, scoring on a 52-yard run early in the third quarter to crack the 100-yard mark and as the fourth quarter started, he scampered 89 yards for a second score. The 2008 Pro Bowler finished the day with 223 yards and 56 fantasy points.

    In the amazing back-and-forth battle, Johnson averaged 9.5 yards-per-carry and Jones-Drew an amazing 22.1 ypc.

    Meanwhile, Houston's third-string running back Ryan Moats posted a third-best 35 fantasy points on 151 combined yards and three rushing touchdowns, but Moats is owned in less than 1% of all of all leagues and started in even less. Moats got into the game when Steve Slaton (a high second round selection on Draft Day) fumbled in the first quarter and his head coach sat him down for the remainder of the game. This does not bode well for Slaton's future value.

    Indianapolis' Reggie Wayne suffered a groin injury in last week's game and didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday and was limited on Friday, but that didn't stop him from starring on Sunday.

    Obviously, Wayne doesn't need to get in a lot of practice time because he and Peyton Manning know each other very well as their 57 touchdown passes will attest. But on Sunday he didn't catch his pass from Manning, it came from the unlikeliest of places - Joseph Addai from 22 yards out.

    Still, Manning and Wayne did hook up 11 other times and Wayne totaled 147 yards and a score (29 fantasy points).

    However, overall it was a low-scoring week from a fantasy point of view.

    There was just one 300-yard passer from the eight one o'clock games - Manning, but for the first time in 11 games, he failed to throw a touchdown pass. Mark Sanchez (two TD passes, one rushing TD) and Tony Romo (three TD passes) highlighted a weak quarterback effort.

    Steven Jackson led St. Louis to it's first victory of the season (17-10 over Detroit) with 22 carries for 149 yards and a score. It was his first touchdown of the season. There were just two other 100-yard rushers at one o'clock - Moats (23-126-3) and Thomas Jones of the Jets (27-102-0).

    The four late games were led by Johnson and MJD, but again, the quarterbacks stumbled. No quarterback threw for more than 249 yards except Aaron Rodgers in a losing effort against Brett Favre (four TD passes) and the Vikings. And when the quarterbacks stumble, it also means the receivers struggle too. That was true in the late games as Vincent Jackson led the way with eight catches for 103 yards and one TD.

    Hopefully, we'll see better passing in Monday night's matchup between Drew Brees and Matt Ryan.

    The 12-game Sunday schedule finished with one 300-yard passer, five 100-yard rushers and just two 100-yard receivers.

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Updated:

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      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

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      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
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      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

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      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

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      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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